Search found 70 matches

by King Kenny
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermittent wiper control
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Intermittent wiper control

I have a variable period intermittent wiper box fitted to my Traveller. I can't remember where or when I bought it but it was over 30 years ago.
by King Kenny
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Have you got disk brakes? Twice I have had a similar horrible metallic (expensive) sound and it turned out to be a small piece of gravel stick between the disk and the brake pad.
by King Kenny
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proto Traveller?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Proto Traveller?

Something similar photographed in 1986.
IMG_20190weba.jpg
IMG_20190weba.jpg (104.18 KiB) Viewed 301 times
IMG_2019-web.jpg
IMG_2019-web.jpg (101.1 KiB) Viewed 301 times
by King Kenny
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1625

Re: brake lines - material?

And I thought the French system of registering a UK vehicle was difficult. I contacted FFVE (French Federation for Historic Vehicules) and they cave me a Certificate of Conformity so that my 1969 Traveller could be registered here. My Minor has disc brakes and Kunifer brake pipes. Is there German eq...
by King Kenny
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor problem
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Wiper motor problem

It seems to me that if the motor was working but not parking the it is just a matter of resetting the motor. With everything back together as before just loosen the 5 or 6 screw/bolts on the cover plate and turn the round housing (the one with the red wire) until the wipers stop in the correct posit...
by King Kenny
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Tubes and tyres

I used tubes only once in the 40 years of driving my Traveller but put tubeless on once they needed replacing. Did not notice a difference except to my wallet.
by King Kenny
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

Looks a good starting point. I hope it is as good underneath. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by King Kenny
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

Hi. That's a big question. When I rebuilt a convertible (from a two door saloon) I removed the big panels first. Wings doors bonnet and front grill panels. They were treated independently from the shell. That will allow you to strip the interior when your hands are clean, and the engine/gearbox when...
by King Kenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

Hi claire, loved the program and the end result. I took this photo at the National Rally at Western Park in 1986. Hope you find it of interest. On a side, I went to the rally in my Traveller that I still own and drive. Good luck with yours. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/download/file.php?mode...
by King Kenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a morris engine
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: making a morris engine

The film reminded me of the time I worked in an engineering factory in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. We made valves for the petro/oil industry. The factory was built during the war to make Spitfires and we still used many of the machines until it closed in 1996. I got one of the lads to skim my cylinder he...
by King Kenny
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 2107

Re: Florrie

You are a brave man and I admire you. Well done.
by King Kenny
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

When I bought my Traveller in 1979 I only had a motorbike licence. A family friend took me out for driving lessons in the Morris. After one long lesson driving around Trowbridge I pulled up at the side of our house. We heard a click sound from somewhere at the front but we both shrugged it off. "Do ...
by King Kenny
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 2050

Re: Car painting with spray cans

It is difficult and very expensive to buy paint here in France so I bought 12 cans of Ford Meadow Green from Halfords. My traveller was in a poor state with lots of different shades of green so anything would be better. Cost about £80.00 When I did my convertible in the eighties I hired an air blowe...
by King Kenny
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Brake adjustment

Strictly, it is bad practice but I have done this for a number of years on my rear brakes for the reason you point out. The front brakes have been converted to disks. I have never had any problems.
by King Kenny
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Clicking bobbin.

Well done lads. Yes, I admit it, I wired up the spot-lamp relay wrong. The lamps worked as expected so I thought it was wired correctly. I took all the connectors off and put them back according to my wiring diagram. The lamps still work but now there is no clicking at the relay when the battery is ...
by King Kenny
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Clicking bobbin.

It is a new battery, less than 3 months old. However I have just been out to check Amps as suggested by Geoberni. There was a small draw of less than 2 amps so I disconnected the clock. It was an old one I got from a scrap yard and fitted 30 years ago (it doesn't keep time anyway). The clicking was ...
by King Kenny
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Clicking bobbin.

Thanks Shoebone. I do indeed have an dynamo.
That's what I thought so it looks like I have something earthing that shouldn't be. I fitted the battery switch because the battery would go flat when the car was not used for several days. I will check it out again (sometime) and let you know.
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Clicking bobbin.

Several years ago some grot tried to steal my CD player. I had not long bought it at a car boot for £1.00. It didn't work either. He pulled a load of wires from under the driver's side glove box and it has taken me this long to refit them all (correctly). I had rewired a few things wrong but every t...
by King Kenny
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going to France
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Going to France

Are you going to Normandy?
by King Kenny
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Knifeing putty.
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Knifeing putty.

I have only used spray cans but it works fine. Talc is an inert powder so it shouldn't react with paint and yes it dose smell nice. I wanted to fill the gap between the roof and the gutter on the Traveller so I mixed a small amount of fibre glass resin and talc with a tiny bit of hardener. This fill...